August 18, 2010

Good news from the security exit (la terrasse new yorkaise…)!!! These are sometimes hard to find… But this time, I found one while picking out of my window, hidden between Mama bird’s belly and the lemon thyme… Following the last story about the found egg in my herb’s pot at home 2 weeks ago, baby bird is born!!! After about two weeks of constant sitting, (male and female take turns, one for the day shift, one for the night shift… smart birds…) the egg hatched, and I just took a few careful pics of the brand new birdy yesterday… and today… We have the chance to host a family of mourning doves, ‘tourterelles tristes’ in french, even if they don’t seem (to me) to look very sad, they’ve been given this name because of the sound of their songs… Well, nonsense!!! Nothing sounds sad to me, and since I found the egg in the morning, I’ll call them morning birds! Tourterelles du matin, in french…

Any suggestions for birdy’s name?

To be continued…



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August 5, 2010

Who said that Easter was in April? This year, it is in August! I found an egg last week on my herb’s pot in front of my window… Mama bird still sits confortably on it today, between lemon-thyme and chives and finds it very peaceful despite the heat… That egg is sure getting lots of warmth…

To be continued…


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July 10, 2010

All the things you can do with egg cartons, banana wrappings and wood pallets… This website sells the DIY instructions for the wooden chairs… The materials are so easy to find…and it’s good for the mind.

July 8, 2010
"If everybody rode bikes, everybody would be happy."

— … they said in the L magazine

June 27, 2010
Bright News! A solar light bulb&#8230;

Bright News! A solar light bulb

June 25, 2010
Plain ideas are often the best…

 "Relying on her artistry, an 11-year-old who loves birds has helped raise more than $70,000 to protect pelicans, manatees, whooping cranes and other birds who are threatened by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A budding orinthologist who already knows she wants to study at Cornell University, Olivia Bouler of Islip, N.Y., was shaken by the growing disaster and wanted to do something. So she wrote a letter to the National Audubon Society and told them she had one skill to offer: drawing.

Olivia is drawing birds and sending one rendering to every person who donates to oil relief efforts through the society.

Learning of her effort, AOL donated $25,000 in her name to the Audubon Society and offered to host her portfolio at a site it maintains for artists. Aside from that contribution, Olivia’s efforts have helped raise about $50,000, said Maureen Sullivan, an AOL spokeswoman.”

"5:26 p.m. | Updated (As of mid-afternoon, the overall total was up to $96,000.)”

"She has sent out more than 150 illustrations so far and plans to stop at 500 original drawings, all of which are now subscribed. Beyond that, new contributors will receive limited edition prints of her work. Her Facebook page has attracted more than 16,000 fans. (It happens to be a bigger draw than Kevin Costner’s, which has received much attention because of his proposed spill remedy.” - By SINDYA N. BHANOO, extracted from The New York Times Green Blog of June 15, 2010

June 24, 2010

I can’t play the piano, but this is great! They are all over the city, check for locations on the website.

June 24, 2010
Public Pianos

Public pianos! What a great initiative… I saw one in a park downtown Brooklyn last Tuesday. That’s a definite good news!

June 22, 2010
By Chris Rubino for The New York Times

By Chris Rubino for The New York Times

June 22, 2010

As far as I am concerned, this is good news…

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